Job Vacancies

Current vacancies at the School of Archaeology are listed below.  All vacancies are listed on the University Website.

Associate Professorship of Cognitive Archaeology

The School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, 1-2 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG and Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford, OX1 3BW

Grade 30S: £48,114 - £64,605 p.a.

The School of Archaeology, in association with Hertford College is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor of Cognitive Archaeology with effect from 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The School of Archaeology, comprising the Institute of Archaeology and Research Laboratory for Art History and Archaeology, is a major centre for archaeological teaching and research that strives to combine theoretical innovation with cutting-edge archaeological science. The successful candidate will become a Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, with access to a range of benefits and facilities enhancing academic life, as set out in the job description. 

The main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in cognitive archaeology, to teach a range of topics in cognitive and theoretical archaeology via lectures and classes, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research. The postholder will also be expected to provide small-group (tutorial) undergraduate teaching for Hertford College on a range of subjects at both introductory and advanced levels, as well as overseeing the recruitment of students and organisation of their curriculum.

The combined College and University salary will be on a scale up to £64,605 p.a. An additional allowance of £2,804 p.a. would be made upon award of the title of Professor. The college provides substantial additional benefits including a housing allowance (currently £9,799 p.a.) if the Fellow does not occupy college residential accommodation.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in cognitive archaeology or closely related subject and will demonstrate the ability to carry out research at a high international level along with the ability to teach effectively across a range of topics in theoretical archaeology. The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description.

Full details of the duties and responsibilities of the post, together with selection criteria and further information about the University, the School and the College, are set out in the further particulars.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 14 February 2020.  Interviews are likely to be held in early March.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.

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